Big Dopes - The Destination Wedding Tour
with special guests Dinosaur Boyfriend
at the Blue Note Lounge
9 p.m. doors / 10 p.m. show
need a valid ID and must be 21 and older to attend
"Big Dopes’ 2019 album Crimes Against Gratitude was simply one of the most meaningful records out of the realm of indie rock and power pop that year. With tastefully fuzzy melodies the band’s poignant and touchingly poetic lyrics stripped bare the pretense that coats too much modern popular music." Tom Murphy, QUEEN CITY SOUNDS AND ART
Big Dopes recalls the loose, lighthearted feel of 90s alternative and indie, like Built to Spill and Pavement. Lead songwriter Eddie Schmid uses a playful, conversational baritone to sing through neuroses about long-distance relationships, being a houseguest, and wasting money on busted headphones.
In August 2021, the Denver band released "Lovers on the Weekdays," the peppy first single from their sophomore album Destination Wedding, due November 5, 2021. With new music on deck, the band charted its first tour, which will take them through the Midwest and Colorado's Front Range.
In 2019, Big Dopes released its debut album Crimes Against Gratitude. It was named one of the best albums of the year by Birdy Magazine, and one of the Top Colorado Albums of 2019 by Colorado Public Radio.
Dinosaur Boyfriend is the brainchild of Mario Amador, who arose from the ashes of the music scene in a small town in northern, OK. A multi-instrumentalist, he takes the role of guitarist-vocalist in this endeavor of his original tunes, joined with friends Robbie J./drums Ethan S./bass